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Lyon's Ada Hegerberg out for up to nine months after ACL rupture

Striker Ada Hegerberg will have surgery on her ACL and could miss six to nine months.
Ada Hegerberg has won four successive Champions League titles with Lyon.

Lyon striker and inaugural Ballon d'Or Femenin winner Ada Hegerberg could be out for up to nine months after suffering a ruptured ACL in her right knee in training.

"So here it is. I ruptured my ACL this weekend. This is a setback for me, but I'm going to work through this with all my heart and my energy. The best is yet to come. YOU'LL SEE ME SOON," Hegerberg said on Twitter on Tuesday. 

The club said in a statement an operating date would be confirmed in the coming days and her "unavailability...

Lyon ownership group to buy Rapinoe's NWSL team Reign FC for $3.51 million

Three USWNT stars score as North Carolina beats Chicago 4-0 to win its second straight NWSL title.

Reign FC and Lyon parent company OL Groupe announced Thursday that the two sides have agreed to terms on the purchase of the National Women's Soccer League club.

OL Groupe will pay $3.51 million for the American club's assets, pending approval of the NWSL board of directors. The French company announced its intention to negotiate a deal last month. It becomes the first international majority ownership group in a league that began play in 2013.

In addition to the OL Groupe's 89.5% majority stake,...

Lyon in talks to buy U.S. women's team FC Reign of NWSL

Three USWNT stars score as North Carolina beats Chicago 4-0 to win its second straight NWSL title.

The parent company of French football club Olympique Lyonnais is in exclusive talks to purchase Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League.

The OL Groupe and the Reign announced the deal on Monday and the transaction is expected to be completed on Jan. 31.

Lyon play in Ligue 1 on the men's side and Division 1 Feminine on the women's side and have won six women's Champions League titles.

Current Reign owners Bill and Teresa Predmore will retain a minority stake in Reign FC. Bill Predmore will...

Lyon's Ada Hegerberg breaks Champions League scoring record

Ada Hegerberg, Lyon
Lyon forward Ada Hegerberg is now the leading scorer in women's Champions League history.

Lyon women's forward Ada Hegerberg became the leading goal scorer in UEFA Women's Champions League history with the first of her two goals in a 7-0 round-of-16 victory over Danish side Fortuna Hjorring on Wednesday.

Hegerberg, who last year won the first-ever women's Ballon d'Or award, now has 53 career goals in the competition -- two more than second-placed Anja Mittag of Germany.

Lyon have won the competition in each of the past four seasons, with Hegerberg present in each and twice...

Barca draw Juve in Women's UCL round of 32

Oshoala came up against a formidable Lyon side in the UEFA Women's Champions League final in May, scoring a consolation goal for Barca in their defeat.
Barcelona finished as runners-up in last season's Women's Champions League, losing 4-1 to Lyon in the final in May.

Barcelona have drawn Juventus in the Women's Champions League round of 32, while reigning champions Lyon play Russian side Ryazan-VDV.

Manchester City take on Lugano, Paris Saint-Germain are up against Braga, and Arsenal face Serie A runners-up Fiorentina.

Barcelona face a tough side in Juventus, who boast talented stars such as Italy captain Sara Gama and former England attacker Eniola Aluko.

Lyon beat Barca 4-1 in the final in May, having now won the title four times in a row and six...